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Every Mother Counts

Every Mother Counts is an organization founded by Christy Turlington Burns to address the barriers to maternal health around the world and at home. Every year 303,000 women die every year as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth: that’s one woman every two minutes. And 98% of those deaths are preventable.   By…

FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES

The Batali family is changing it up for the holidays this year and heading to the Swiss Alps for some serious skiing (and après skiing!).   Just because we won’t be at our home in Michigan doesn’t mean I can skimp on the Christmas eve dinner menu.   So I got to work on…

Pennette with 3 Pestos

What’s better than pennette with pesto? Three varieties of pennette with pesto!!   PENNETTE WITH 3 PESTOS Serves 6   Kosher salt 1 pound pennette or garganelli 2⁄3 cup Basil, Walnut, or Broccoli Rabe Pesto (recipes follow) Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano for serving Chopped walnuts for garnish if using Walnut Pesto   Bring 6 quarts…

LET’S HAVE A COCKTAIL PARTY!

“This is a handbook for living well and appreciating life with joyous abandon.”   Mario Batali   We admit we’re a bit biased when it comes to our friend, celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani. She’s sweet, she’s smart and she’s cute as a button.   But all that aside, what really made us fall in love with…

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Do as the fancy-pants do

There are few fancy-pants French cooking terms I care to retain, but paillard is definitely one of them. Paillard refers to a piece of meat that’s been pounded thinly and then grilled. It’s one of the more approachable and less complex food preparations everyone should have in their repertoire. You can use this same technique…

EARTH DAY 2015

In America, 40% of the food we produce is lost to waste. 40%!!   So to celebrate Earth Day this year, we challenged our chefs to create dishes using the “undesirable” parts of produce that are commonly sent to the landfill: from asparagus bottoms to kohlrabi greens.   We then compiled their creations into a collection of…

VALENTINE’S DAY

Celebrate valentine’s day this saturday with Mario’s venetian-style menu…         BLOOD ORANGE BELLINI   SFORMATO DI PARMIGIANO WITH RADICCHIO SALAD AND POMEGRANATES WINE pairing: SOAVE ANSELMI SAN VICENZO 2013   RISOTTO WITH KING CRAB AND NETTLES WINE pairing: SCARBOLO PINTO GRIGIO RAMATO 2012   BRAISED DUCK WITH APPLE AND FENNEL WINE pairing:…

Via Alta Kitchen Studio

A beautiful and modern space, the Via Alta Kitchen Studio is located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. It provides a space to film and photograph a number of Via Alta Productions’ projects, including its weekly “How to Tuesday” series. It is a concept built of smart custom design and quality materials and appliances, featuring advanced functionality, simple sophistication and…

New York, New York…

Mario never hesitates to expound on his love of Northern Michigan, but his other home of New York City is also pretty magical, especially during this time of year. So in a nod to all of the folks visiting between now and New Year’s Eve, here’s a short list of some things WE LOVE IN NY right…

The Holidaze are here!

The Holidaze are here! For the month of December, enjoy daily emails each weekday full of food, drink and merriment. If you’re not yet signed up,click here to do so!   Click here for the Holidaze recipe lineup! Click here for Holidaze shopping deals!

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